The fallout from one of the major legal conflicts between Samsung and Apple has come to a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion. The U.S. Justice Department is closing its investigation into Samsung's use of standards-essential patents to attack rival Apple in a 2013 case that saw some Apple devices temporarily banned from sales in the U.S.
Samsung signs cross-licensing agreement with Cisco the day after Google did the same
Earlier this week Google entered into a patent cross-licensing deal with Cisco and just before that it did the same with Samsung. Now to complete the group Cisco has entered into a patent cross-license agreement with Samsung.
Patent troll sued by cable companies but Huawei settles
Five cable companies are attempting to get Rockstar to stop bullying tech companies, while in a motion filed this week both Huawei and Rockstar jointly requested dismissal of the patent lawsuit which Rockstar brought against Huawei last year.
Google facing up to $125 million in damages after losing Android push notification lawsuit
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has created an amendment for his very own bill that removes a provision which allowed those being sued by patent trolls to challenge the validity of software patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His change of heart came after a big lobbying effort from certain parts of the tech industry.
Patent war escalates: Apple and Microsoft-owned company sues Google and most big Android OEMs
The intensity and scale of the global patent war just went up a notch. Yesterday, a company that is co-owned, among others, by Apple and Microsoft filed lawsuits against Google and seven of the largest Android manufacturers.
Apple appeals its ITC win against Samsung; wants more Galaxy products banned?